13:54 | 18/11/2015 Society
(VEN) - This year’s event is at St Paul American School - Splendora City, Hoai Duc (My Dinh area) on Saturday 28 November, 10am-4pm. Tickets are available in stores all over Hanoi and online at www.ticketbox.vn.
The HIWC Annual Charity Bazaar is THE Hanoi community event of the year. It is a family fun day out, an end of the year celebration and a Christmas shopping opportunity all rolled into one and it aims to raise funds for women’s and children’s health, education and community projects in Vietnam.
There will be plenty to entertain the kids from bouncy castles to Brazilian football, ice cream and popcorn. Delicious international food will be available from the 45 countries and communities taking part – beer, frites and chocolate from Belgium, curries from India, sausage from Germany, Satay from Indonesia and Sushi from Japan, among many other tasty dishes.
Goods and services will be on sale from nearly 60 commercial companies – everything from handicrafts, clothes, bags and jewellery to Christmas goods, plus vouchers for hotel stays, spas and travel. Over 52 local charities and social enterprises working in the fields of women’s and children’s health and education, disability, vocational training and wildlife preservation will also be present to raise funds and raise awareness. Talented youngsters are taking part in “HIWC’s Got Talent” in the morning. In the afternoon, there will be music and dance on the Bazaar Main Stage starring Yury RockIt, Hanoi Brass Band, Apaxionado and The Electric Yard Dogs.
HIWC’s Bazaar is supported this year by TP Bank, Savills and St Paul American School. Other top sponsors are British International School, Heineken, Rent-a-Port, UMA, Vidotour, wine seller Red Apron and the Metropole Hotel.
HIWC is an informal and voluntary women’s non-profit group founded in 1986. The group has over 450 members from 67 different countries. Since 2005 HIWC has raised over US$1 million for women and children’s health, community and education charities in Vietnam. The Bazaar is backed by the international community in Hanoi, over 50 charitable organisations, over 15 international and local schools and local and international businesses.
Source: The Hanoi International Women’s Club